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Ideal for self-assessment and USMLE Step 1 review. Provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology. Thoroughly revised and updated, examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. Features more than 700 illustrations and a self-study section with 630 multiple choice questions.
William F. Ganong is Lange Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The General & Cellular Basis of Medical Physiology.
Chapter 2: Physiology of Nerves & Muscle Cells.
Chapter 3: Excitable Tissue: Nerve.
Chapter 4: Excitable Tissue: Muscle.
Chapter 5: Synaptic & Junctional Transmission.
Chapter 6: Initiation of Impulses in Sense Organs.
Chapter 7: Functions of the Nervous System.
Chapter 8: Reflexes.
Chapter 9: Cutaneous, Deep, & Visceral Sensation.
Chapter 10: Vision.
Chapter 11: Hearing & Equilibrium.
Chapter 12: Smell & Taste.
Chapter 13: Arousal Mechanisms, Sleep, & the Electrical Activity of the Brain.
Chapter 14: Control of Posture & Movement.
Chapter 15: The Autonomic Nervous System.
Chapter 16: Central Regulation of Visceral Function.
Chapter 17: Neural Basis of Instinctual Behavior & Emotions.
Chapter 18: Higher Functions of the Nervous System: Conditioned Reflexes, Learning, and Related Phenomena.